Literature

This is a bibliographical index of books and certain other texts related to James Boswell, including all books published as part of the Boswell Yale Editions, other biographies, books written by Boswell during his own lifetime, as well as other books and studies related to James Boswell. Please let us know if you have come across any Boswell Books, not on this list.

Trade edition: Journal
Title Author(s) / Editor(s)
Boswell for the Defence 1769-1774 William K. Wimsatt, Jr., Frederick Albert Pottle
Boswell in Extremes 1776-1778 Charles McC. Weis, Frederick Albert Pottle
Boswell in Holland 1763-64 Frederick Albert Pottle
Boswell in Search of a Wife 1766-1769 Frank Brady, Frederick Albert Pottle
Boswell on the Grand Tour I, 1764 Frederick Albert Pottle
Boswell on the Grand Tour II, 1765-1766 Frank Brady, Frederick Albert Pottle
Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763 Frederick Albert Pottle
Boswell, Laird of Auchinleck 1778-1782 Joseph W. Reed, Frederick Albert Pottle
Boswell: The Applause of the Jury 1782-1785 Irma S. Lustig, Frederick Albert Pottle
Boswell: The English Experiment 1785-1789 Irma S. Lustig, Frederick Albert Pottle
Boswell: The Great Biographer 1789-1795 Frank Brady, Marlies K. Danziger
Boswell: The Ominous Years 1774-1776 Charles Ryskamp, Frederick Albert Pottle
Biography
Title Author(s) / Editor(s)
A Life of James Boswell Peter Martin
Four Portraits Peter Quennell
James Boswell C. E. Vulliamy
James Boswell: The Earlier Years 1740-1769 Frederick Albert Pottle
James Boswell: The Later Years 1769-1795 Frank Brady
The Hooded Hawk D. B. Wyndham-Lewis
The Moth and the Candle Iain Finlayson
Research edition: Correspondence
Title Author(s) / Editor(s)
Correspondence and Other Papers Relating to the Making of the Life of Johnson Marshall Waingrow
Correspondence of James Boswell and John Johnston Ralph S. Walker
Correspondence of James Boswell and William Johnson Temple (vol. 1) Thomas Crawford
Correspondence with Certain Members of the Club Charles N. Fifer
Correspondence with David Garrick, Edmund Burke, and Edmond Malone Peter S. Baker
Correspondence with James Bruce and Andrew Gibb Nellie Pottle Hankins, John Strawhorn
General Correspondence of James Boswell, 1757-1763
General Correspondence of James Boswell, 1766-1767
General Correspondence of James Boswell, 1768-1769
Research edition: Journal
Title Author(s) / Editor(s)
The Journal of His German and Swiss Travels, 1764 Marlies K. Danziger
Research edition: Manuscript
Title Author(s) / Editor(s)
Life of Johnson: An Edition of the Original Manuscript (vol. 1) Marshall Waingrow
Life of Johnson: An Edition of the Original Manuscript (vol. 2) Bruce Redford, Elizabeth Goldring
Life of Johnson: Manuscript Edition: Volume 3, 1776-1780 Thomas F. Bonnell
Boswell's own publications
Title Author(s) / Editor(s)
A View of the Edinburgh Theatre (1760)
An Account of Corsica (1768)
Critical Strictures (1763)
Dorando, A Spanish Tale (1767)
Elegy on the Death of an Amiable Young Lady
Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (1785)
Letters Between Andrew Erskine and James Boswell (1763)
Life of Johnson (1791)
Observations, Good or Bad
Ode to Tragedy (1761)
The Cub at Newmarket (1762)
The Hypochondriack (1777-1783) Margery Bailey
Trade edition: Miscellaneous
Title Author(s) / Editor(s)
Boswells' Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides
Portraits, by Sir Joshua Reynolds
Research edition: Miscellaneous
Title Author(s) / Editor(s)
Catalogue of the Papers of James Boswell Marion S. Pottle, Claude Colleer Abbott, Frederick Albert Pottle
Pride and Negligence Frederick Albert Pottle
Other Boswell-related literature
Title Author(s) / Editor(s)
A Walk to the Western Isles Frank Delaney
Boswell's Book of Bad Verse Jack Werner
Boswell's Books Terry Seymour
Boswell's Creative Gloom Allan Ingram
Boswell's Political Career Frank Brady
Boswell's Presumptuous Task Adam Sisman
Boswelliana Charles Rogers
Citizen of the World, Man of Letters Irma S. Lustig
Facts and Inventions Paul Tankard
Jemmie Boswell and the London Daily Press Lucyle Werkmeister
The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age Leo Damrosch
The Treasure of Auchinleck David Buchanan
Who's Who in Boswell John Lucius Smith-Dampier
Boswell in Fiction
Title Author(s) / Editor(s)
The Brothers Boswell Philip Baruth
The Fall of the House of Thomas Weir Andrew Neil Macleod